The WKF Year End Tournament (November.1)

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Roll Call : 8:30 A.M.
Place: Wilson High School Gym
16455 E. Wedgeworth Dr.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Eligibility: All AUSKF members liability waiver forms
Event: Individual and team matches
Fee: $20 per participant
1. 10 and under-Boys/Girls
2. Age 11-12-Boys/Girls
3. Age 13-15-Boys/Girls
4. Age 16-18-Boys/Girls
5. Age 19 and over (kuy only)-Men/Women
6. Women-Any age
7. Age 50 and over-Men/Women
8. 1-3 Dan-Men/Women
9. 4 Dan and over-Men/Women
10. Team Best 5 ( one team per dojo)

Deadline : October 25th.

The SCKO Rank Promotion Exam (November ,2014 )

This is to inform you of the Semi Annual SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.

1.Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
2.Time: Roll call Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
3.Place: Butokuden Dojo (1581 Browning Irvine, CA 92606)
4.Application Deadline: Must be received no later than October 26, 2014. No Exceptions.
Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.
5.Examination Fee:Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $15.00
2 Dan $25.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $45.00

certificate fee(if passed)
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $40.00
3 Dan $60.00
4 Dan $80.00

6. Applicants must bring: All ranks must bring own Kendo-gu, neat Keiko-gi and Hakama, and Shinai.
3 Kyu and up, bring Bokuto for taking “Bokuto Keiko hou” (Training Method for fundamental kendo techniques with Bokuto) and kendo kata exams.
1 Kyu and up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.

7. Examination items: Kendo match: All ranks (6 Kyu – 4 Dan)
Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental: 1 to 4: 3 Kyu
1 to 6: 2 Kyu
1 to 9: 1 Kyu
Nihon Kendo kata: 1 to 3: 1 Kyu
1 to 5: 1 Dan
1 to 7: 2 Dan
1 to 10: 3 Dan and 4 Dan
Written test: 1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, and 4 Dan

You can download the Writing file below :

Question for AUSKD kendo Ranking Examinations (Nobember , 2014 )

8. Volunteers required: Please see volunteer request letter.

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1 Dan through 4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is the last stage of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of the Written Test Questionnaire. Therefore, please make additional copies of the written test and distribute to examination applicants.
(*3) Examinees which successfully pass all stages of the rank exam MUST pay Certificate (Menjo) fee at the day of the exam, after the results are announced. Without ordering the certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issues Only English certificates.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination

2014 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships(10/5/2014)

1.Date: October 5th, 2014 (Sunday) Roll Call from 8:30 – 9:00AM

2.Place: Marina High School
15871 Springdale St Huntington Beach, CA 92649

3.Eligibility: AUSKF Members Only

4.Event: Individual Kendo Tournament

5.Entree fee: $20.00 / Non Refundable

6.Bento: $8.00 each
*All Shinpan and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by SCKO.


 9 & Under Boys & Girls – All Ranks
 10-12 Years Old Boys & Girls – All Ranks
 13-15 Years Old Boys – All Ranks
 16-18 Years Old Boys – All Ranks

 13 Years Over Girl’s & Women’s Kyu
 Adult Men’s Kyu (19 & over Kyu)

 Women’s Dan (13 & over Dan)
 Men’s 1-2 Dan (19 & over)
 Men’s 3-4 Dan (19 & over)
 Men’s 5 Dan up (Any age)

• Each participant can enter in only one division.
• Rank as of September 1, 2014

7.Dead line:September 16th 2014

2014 Paso Robles Kendo Gasshuku (August 16 – 17)

2nd Annual SCKO Summer Gasshuku in Paso Robles
Open to all Level Kenshis (non-bogu and with-bogus, kids and adults)

Gasshuku fee: Free
BBQ at Barrel 27 Winery (Food and all you can drink wine and drinks inclusive)
Adults: $15
Juniors (18 and under): Free

Date/Time Schedule:

August 16 Saturday:
11:45AM: Arrive at the gym
12 noon to 3:00PM: Kendo Training
4:00 to 8:00PM: BBQ at Barrel 27 Winery

August 17 Sunday:
7:45AM: Arrive at the gym
8:00 to 9:15AM: Morning Practice
Dismissal after practice

Kendo Training: Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles CA 93446 (Gym)
BBQ: Barrel 27 Wine Company, 2323 Tuley Court, #110, Paso Robles CA 93446

>> Please access the SCKO website to signup!

74th Annual Nisei Week Kendo Kyu Tournament

Date: August 24, 2014
Time: Sign-in 8:00~8:30 (all divisions)
Place: Almansor Gym 800 S. Almansor Ave, Alhambra

Individual Matches; 3 minutes, 2 min extension, hantei (Except semifinals and final)
Team Matches; 3 minutes, no extension

10 years and under any kyu
11 to 13 years any kyu
14 to 15 years any kyu
Women’s kyu 14 and older
Adult 16 and older

Tournament Fees:

Kyu Division- $15.00

Bento- $8.00 each


Date: August 10, 2014
Roll Call: 8:30 AM
Place: CSULB, Pyramid

*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan ,4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan
Rules: 4 minutes, Unlimited Extension

*Kyu Team
0-4 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 yeas of age and under)
3-1 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under)
Rules: Each Dojo can submit up to 2 teams in each division
3 minutes, no extension

*Kachinuki Team
3 Kenshi consisting of any combination of below mentioned:
-Adult kyu (18 years of age and older)
- Yudansha (up to 3 dan and 30 years of age and older)
Minimum of 2 Kenshi per team
Taisho can not tie. If there are any ties prior to the taisho match both participants will sit
No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee: $20.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission. However, will be asked to pay a parking fee.

Volunteer: Three courts and front desk need volunteers

SCKO Celebration party for USA championship (July 20th)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

As you know, last month was the AUSKF Championships.
SCKO is planning to hold Team SCKO Celebration Party on July 20th.
We have to tell SCKO the number of participants in this party.
Please let me know , if you can come to the party and you have time on July 20th.

We hope that many people will come to the party for the people who participated the AUSKF Chanpionship.

Date Time: Sunday July 20, 2014 (2 to 5 PM)

Location: Kim Su Seafood Restaurant

10530 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

(714) 554-6261


FEE: 2014 SCKO Team Members & Coaches: FREE

Juniors 18 & Under: FREE

Non-Team Adults: $20

USA Kendo Championships Celebration Party! (Butokuden Dojo Version)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

As you know, last weekend was the AUSKF Championships. From our Dojo the following players participated:

1) Junior Youth Division: 1st place Team Matches
a. Gen takahashi
b. Arata Ogikubo (Top 8, individual)

2) Senior Youth Division
a. Ryo Ogikubo

3) Senior Division: 2nd place Team Matches
a. Lee Uchida

4) Women’s Division:
a. Victoria Kuo
b. Yuko Saito
c. Minako Harigai (2nd place individual)

5) Men’s Division: 2nd place Team Matches
a. Taro Ariga

2014 SCKO representatives from Butokudne Dojo 2014 SCKO Team


We played a key role for the SCKO team, so I would like to have celebration party to our Dojo representatives.

I apologize for the short notice, but some people are going on vacation, so I would like to set the celebration party as follows. Please note that the practice schedule is modified. The party will be a potluck, so please bring a dish.

Date: 7/3 (Thursday)
1BU: No change (3:30 – 4:30PM)
2BU & 3BU: Practice together (5 – 7PM)
Party: 7 – 9PM (Potluck)
Location: Butokuden Parking lot

2014 All USA Kendo Championships Info (June 27 – 29) San Diego California

Click here for details


2014 Butokuden Junior Kendo Camp Application Form (July 7 – 10)

Butokuden Kendo Dojo will be hosting a Junior Summer Kendo camp.

Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
Date: July 7 – 10 (Mon – Thu)
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $40 (Butokuden Members), $60 (Non Butokuden members)
Ages: 7 – 20 years old

Nagisa Komorida 4 Dan
2012 All Japan University Champion
2013 West Japan University Champion
Graduated from Osaka Kyoiku Daigaku (Osaka University of Education) majoring in Physical Education

You will learn the basics of Kendo to very advanced techniques from one of the best woman Kendo player in Japan.

Watch Nagisa Sensei’s 2012 All Japan Final Match

Please use the form below to register before June 30.
We will stop registration when class is full.
We will cancel class if there are less than 10 participants.